Japanese utility JERA has submitted a Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for a new offshore wind project to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI).
JERA plans to develop an offshore wind power generation project off the city of Tsugaru and the town of Ajigasawa in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, and today submitted its Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for the Southern Tsugaru Offshore Wind Power Generation Project1 to the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
JERA believes that the favourable wind conditions and shallow seabed off Tsugaru and Ajigasawa makes the area suitable for the development of bottom-fixed offshore wind power generation.
The Project includes as many as 63 wind turbines with a maximum generation capacity of 600MW.
As JERA aims to become a global leader in renewable energy, it has participated in offshore wind projects in the U.K. and Taiwan.
JERA will apply its experience and expertise in the construction and operation of such large-scale offshore wind projects to the current Project.